Who? You and your friends
What? Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Where? Through the Galleries of Sisters
Visit some 20 Art Galleries in Sisters Featuring:
• A great time
• Beautiful art
• Good company
• Hors d'oeuvres
Summer is winding down, so take the opportunity to visit the Galleries of Sisters during the Fourth Friday Art Stroll Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Come enjoy an evening with local artist Dan Rickards at Clearwater Gallery. Dan is a nationally and regionally celebrated professional landscape artist. Painting full time since 1991, he is best known for his acrylic landscapes and wildlife scenes. Currently in the midst of a National Park painting project, he is capturing our nation’s treasures and collecting stories along the way.
Hood Avenue Art features Central Oregon landscape paintings by Kathleen Keliher, and the handmade charm of Kelley Salber’s miniature, themed bookshelves, boxes, and book constructions. Enjoy live music by Victor Johnson and free refreshments. Then, Mark and Robin Winfree-Andrews of Eugene will exhibit carved sculpture on the lawn next to Hood Avenue Art gallery on Saturday, August 25 from 10 to 5, and Sunday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Knitting and knotting by Sharyl McCulloch is featured at Gary Cooley’s Collection Gallery. After many years of knitting, Sharyl has added hand-woven pieces to her colorful collection.
Beacham’s Clock Company has invited SuZ Morrow, an impressionist naturalist painter, to be their featured artist. She paints nature in surrealistic, impressionistic and abstract forms. Light, color, design, movement and emotional connection form the basis of each piece, whether it’s ocean, desert, forest, city, wildlife, or historic landmark. Her Willow Lane Studio is in Bend, and her work can also be seen at suzmorrowpainter.com.
Twigs is featuring the Bold, Bodacious and Beautiful Fiber Art of Judith Beaver from Sisters. This collection of art quilts celebrates the stunning, complex, and attractive world in which we live. Starting with those things that cause one to pause, ponder, and appreciate – a dilapidated building, a flower, a crumbling wall, a village in Italy, graffiti, or a beautiful piece of fabric – each piece evolves to its fruition from abstract to realistic, colorful, high contrast and richly textured. The show runs through Sept. 25.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop will feature the sparkling fused glass jewelry by Laurie SantaMaria, and new scratch art by Jennifer Hartwig, including a special Wolf Series she’s creating for the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, a wolf rescue and education sanctuary. (wolfeducation.org).
Wildflower Studio will be welcoming artist Carly Vargas during Art Stroll. Carly works with cut paper and will be demonstrating her technique. Stop by and enjoy an evening of art, wine and appetizers.
Stroll into Jill’s Wild (but tasteful) Women to see the newly framed art featuring horses, several new wrapped canvas pieces, and three new mugs. Have a glass of wine with Jill.
Sisters Library features seasonal acrylic landscapes by Kathleen Keliher, along with musical art by students in the library’s summer programs.
Other galleries open this month include Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery, Grizzly Ridge Upcycle, Studio Redfield, Nature’s Bling, The Jewel, and Dyrk Godby Gallery.
Raven Makes Gallery will not be open for this stroll ONLY; Chris and LaRita will be back on board after August, with two shows in September: September 7 to 9, with Terresa White, Yu’pik sculptor and mask maker; and Sept. 28 to 30, the Hopi Women’s Show, with renowned artists: jeweler Sonwai, (Verma Nequatewa,) Earth pigments painter Pesavensi, (Donna Humetewa) and potter Dorothy Ami.